Satellite Internet Providers Innovate in the Face of LEO Competition
By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor
Facing new competition from low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, satellites are going hybrid in their attempts to increase speeds and reduce latency. Among the strategies revealed this month, established Geostationary (GEO) satellites are combining with terrestrial wireless and satellites in different orbits.
One example is Hughes Network Systems, LLC, which is deploying a 25 Mbps, low-latency satellite internet offering with no data limits to consumers in select U.S. markets, known as HughesNet Fusion. The multipath technology blends GEO satellites and wireless technologies. Continue Reading